Currie Cup

Griquas too strong for EP Kings

2016-08-31 19:26
Griquas (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Griquas beat a spirited EP Kings 47-24 in Kimberley after scoring a seven tries.

Griquas looked outplayed in the first half but the home side then proceeded to score three tries in less ten minutes after the beginning of the second half to build a sizeable lead that they never relinquished. 

The bonus-point win see Griquas go straight into the top three of the Currie Cup as they sit in second with the Cheetahs on 14 points, behind the Sharks who have 19. 

It's an unfortunate loss for the Kings who lead on the scoreboard at half-time 17-14 after some great running rugby. The Kings currently sit at the bottom the log.

The hero for the Griquas was once again inside centre Clinton Swart who succeeded with all his attempts at goal.

The Kings had their own sharp-shooter in the form of Lungelo Goza, who slotted some great kicks, one from directly on the touch line and one from inside his own half. 

The Kings had to make fourteen changes to their side after having to play three games in seven days after having to catch up from not playing in the first week. 

There were a few individual performances to speak of after Kings winger Alcino Izaacs and Griquas fullback AJ Coertzen scored a brace each. 

The first try of the game came through Griquas lock and Man of the Match Wandile Putuma who finished some brilliant play by the home side.

The Kings first try came through Isaacs when they were awarded a scrum on the Griquas 22m line. After some excellent handling, Isaacs managed to get over the whitewash.

Coertzen the scored his second of the match to put the Griquas out of reach of the visitors.

Scorers:

Griquas

Tries: Wandile Putuma, Jono van Rensburg, Ederies Arendse, Alshaun Bock, AJ Coertzen (2), Eric Zana

Conversions: Clinton Swart (6).

EP Kings

Tries: Alcino Izaacs (2), Cullen Callopy

Conversions: Lungelo Goza (2), Pieter-Steyn de Wet

Penalty: Goza

Teams:

Griquas

15 AJ Coertzen (captain), 14 Ederies Arendse, 13 JW Jonker, 12 Clinton Swart, 11 Alshaun Bock, 10 Elgar Watts, 9 Rudi van Rooyen, 8 Jason Fraser, 7 Sias Koen, 6 Wendal Wehr, 5 Jono van Rensburg, 4 Wandile Putuma, 3 Stephan Kotzé, 2 AJ le Roux, 1 Steph Roberts.

Substitutes: 16 Marius Fourie, 17 Devon Martinus, 18 Steven Meiring, 19 Thabo Mabuza, 20 Renier Botha, 21 André Swarts, 22 Eric Zana

EP Kings

15 Ganfried May, 14 Minenhle Mthethwa, 13 JC Greyling, 12 Siphumelele Msutwana, 11 Alcino Izaacs, 10 Lungelo Goza, 9 Jacques Fick, 8 Dirk Grobbelaar, 7 Brandon Brown, 6 Luke van der Smit, 5 Dylan Pieterse, 4 Hannes Huishamen, 3 Pieter Stemmet, 2 Martin Bezuidenhout (captain), 1 Barend Potgieter

Substitutes: 16 Warrick Venter, 17 Caylib Oosthuizen, 18 Etienne Oosthuizen, 19 Cullen Callopy, 20 Vian van der Walt, 21 Pieter-Steyn de Wet, 22 Siviwe Soyizwapi

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